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by Silver SHO
Sun May 18, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Head gasket replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 2931

That roller looks like a good idea, probably something i would do when im getting ready to park it for the winter this fall. My next upgrade will be the big vam etc. and looking to find a computer upgrade. Ive also got an intercooler and all the piping to install also. Today I had to pull out the tu...
by Silver SHO
Tue May 06, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: show us your engine bays
Replies: 122
Views: 40304

My mustang
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My Merkur before the teardown
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by Silver SHO
Tue May 06, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Head gasket replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 2931

Look at these next two pics. By the looks of the carbon buildup, I dont think the egr system was working all that peachy. The last 2 pics are the way the bay was when i started today. http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/SilverTaloncars/DSC00046-1.jpg http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/Silve...
by Silver SHO
Tue May 06, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Head gasket replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 2931

Cam gear looks to be fairly new, but the water inlet looks to be about rotted off, and you can see the thermostat is pretty well gunked up from the blown head gaskett. http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/SilverTaloncars/DSC00036-1.jpg http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/SilverTaloncars/DSC00...
by Silver SHO
Tue May 06, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Head gasket replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 2931

Some more shots of my head after cleaning. The cam and everything seem to be in really good shape, not alot of wear and the valves seem to be seating really good and tight. http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/SilverTaloncars/DSC00031-1.jpg http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/SilverTaloncars/...
by Silver SHO
Tue May 06, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Head gasket replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 2931

Heres some pics of the block after I cleaned it up tonight. http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/SilverTaloncars/DSC00027-1.jpg http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/SilverTaloncars/DSC00028-1.jpg http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/SilverTaloncars/DSC00029-1.jpg http://i127.photobucket.com...
by Silver SHO
Tue May 06, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Head gasket replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 2931

Ok, finally got some pics taken and re-sized and up-loaded of my progress. Ive only got one thing left to figure out, and thats how to find a replacement to the water coolant line that is broken going to the turbo. I cant seem to find one at any parts stores, anyone have any ideas? Here's a few shot...
by Silver SHO
Mon May 05, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Favorite lead singers?
Replies: 17
Views: 2401

Marilyn Manson (Marilyn Manson)
by Silver SHO
Thu May 01, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Really dumb question... please help.
Replies: 25
Views: 2081

Still cant beat putting the socket on with a big breaker bar and spoolin her up in first to break it loose. Kinda dangerous to on-lookers and body pannels tho...
by Silver SHO
Thu May 01, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Anyone ever used JY hood struts on their XR?
Replies: 19
Views: 1216

I all ready did, but still have the "mod the merkur" bug. Oh well, When the merkur is running or not, i still have a ride that will spank the rice around here. Damn that 6.0l is quick!
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by Silver SHO
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Head gasket replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 2931

Ok, I have the head off now, and had to remove the exhaust manifold to do it. Ill post some pics of the shortblock tonight, 3 of the pistons are black and one is almost all metal (the second cylinder back). I dont know if its from the head gasket being gone, or something else, not really sure, but h...
by Silver SHO
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Something Different!!
Replies: 82
Views: 15556

Wow, the halo eyes one looks killer! You dont happen to have a pick of the whole front of the car with the halos in do you?
by Silver SHO
Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Head gasket replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 2931

Ive done plenty of rusty exhaust manifolds on a few of my 302's and what not, thats why i was not really excited about doing another manifold, especialy on a hot turbo car. I dont want to snap any of the bolts off, and i will have help getting the head in and out of the car, so weight is a small iss...
by Silver SHO
Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Stroker 2.3 lower end question
Replies: 20
Views: 1466

Since compression and boost are basicly the same thing, That's not true. I can't possibly explain it all in a paragraph, nor am I the best person to try to explain it. Suffice it to say, there's a lot involved. It basicly is as far as the engine is concerrned. What do you think your compression rat...
by Silver SHO
Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Head gasket replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 2931

Is it ok to just do the head? Or would i have to do the deck too?